LET THERE BE LIGHT - THE FORMER OWNER LEFT THESE FOR US
IN THE BEGINNING IT DIDN'T SEEM TOO DIFFICULT
BUT THERE WERE THREE LAYERS OF LINOLEUM PROGRESS WITH THE SCRAPING MACHINE ORIGINAL WOOD FLOOR IN SEWING ROOM ORIGINAL WOOD FLOOR IN BLUE ROOM
CARPET-LESS MASTER BEDROOM FLOOR - BEAUTIFUL!
DININGROOM LIGHT FIXTURE - SO PRETTY
SOMEBODY HAS TO CLEAN UP THIS MESS
The last two days have been very busy, and I'm sure things will be busier before we're finished. The positive part is that we're making progress on the new old house. The oldest carpeting has been removed, along with old linoleum. There were three layers of glued linoleum on the kitchen floor. Glenn removed the old indoor-outdoor kitchen carpet and began the linoleum removal process but we soon realized the job was more than we could handle so we called in a trusted handyman (thank you for the recommendation SUE) and he suggested renting a machine to do the work. What a stinky mess that was, and still is. After doing as much as they could in the kitchen, Glenn and the handyman tore out the old carpet from the upstairs bedrooms, exposing the wood under it. Apparently, it's original to the house which was built in 1919. With a little buffing and care, the floors should be just fine. I love the feeling of being in those rooms with the old wood floors and I can't wait to have my sewing supplies up there. I learned a few things today. I now know how to efficiently remove staples from underneath carpet padding and tear sticky carpet tacking from beneath baseboards. It was a long two days but we're getting closer to moving our furniture to the new old house. The phrase, "Let's take out the old carpeting", sounded so easy.